|James Lucas photo - last climb of the trip|
|Typical Spain: olive orchards, goats, multiple 5.14 climbers, and some americans |
trying not to flail too hard.
We climbed for a few days on massively overhanging limestone walls, working routes despite very cold weather. We had a small fire at the crag a couple of days, and experienced several snow squalls, but stayed dry. The final day, we arrived to find meter-long icicles hanging from many of the tufas. I asked Pedro what the Spanish word for icicle was, and he claimed that there wasn't one (at least in common usage in Andalusia) - it was basically something that never happened around there.
|Looks steep up there, better use the|
|Hazel on Lagunas Mentales|
|James lowers off Conde Dracula|
|Very little of the climbing is bouldery, but Pedro stuck the dyno this thing this (V10? / 5.hard)|
|James on the tufa rest|
|Pedro's amazing house in downtown Cordoba, next to ancient castles, mosques, and bridges.|
|Plant grape vine in gutter. Wait 3 generations. Harvest grapes and wine from the roof.|
|I am very gluten tolerant.|